A Few More Days of Lightning and Heat

WEATHER DISCUSSION Tuesday has proved to be a very active day, as predicted.  The area saw over one hundred lightning strikes Tuesday afternoon and evening.  Not only that, but trees were downed in Ashland, and further northeast, hail half an inch in diameter fell near Chemult, blanketing the ground.  Ashland did see some measurable rainfall … Continue reading »

Cooler With a Few Showers For Wednesday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Thunderstorms and lightning strikes scattered the landscape Tuesday, and after a very active afternoon and evening, southern Oregon and northern California will see a much quieter day Wednesday.  While a few embedded rumbles of thunder are possible, most locations will see scattered to isolated showers with the passage of a cold front. Along with Tuesday evening’s … Continue reading »

T-Storms Across the Valley Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A pretty active day is ahead for Northern California, the Rogue Valley and Cascades. Spotty showers have been developing throughout the morning across much of the region. Clouds will stick around throughout the morning, but not without some sun breaks. This will allow temperatures to warm and fuel afternoon/evening storms. A fire … Continue reading »

Thunderstorms and Fire Weather

WEATHER DISCUSSION Monday brought a few thunderstorms to the area, and the rain chances and lightning risk return for Tuesday.  Rainfall amounts so far have been low, but a bit of measurable rain is possible locally with Tuesday’s storms.  Temperatures also hover near average and dip back down to the middle 80′s by mid-week, but … Continue reading »

Cooler but with Thunder & Lightning

WEATHER DISCUSSION A much cooler air mass will be in place this week, finally giving us a break from the extreme heat. However, this new air mass will come as a double-edged sword as thunder and lightning is expected through Tuesday. Fire weather watches/warnings remain in place to account for this lightning threat. High temperatures will … Continue reading »

Scattered Showers & T-Storms for Valley

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A fire weather warning is in place through 6pm tonight for much of the region. The only exception is the immediate coastline. This warning does include West Side Valleys and has been issued to account for the lightning anticipated for Friday. Monsoonal moisture over much of the West continues to filter in … Continue reading »

Cloud Cover Keeps Tuesday Cooler

WEATHER DISCUSSION As expected, Tuesday brought isolated thunderstorms to the region, along with a few spotty showers.  Moisture has been streaming in from the south, due to a surface low that has formed in the Southwest.  Abundant cloud cover in place kept temperatures cooler than forecasted, but the cooler temperatures didn’t necessarily mean it was … Continue reading »

A Record Breaking Monday

WEATHER DISCUSSION As expected, temperatures reached the triple digits Monday afternoon.  Several locations broke records, and Medford tied their record of 101, originally set in 1968.  There is no relief from this heat in the short-term, or the long-term for that matter.  Highs near 100 are expected towards the end of the weekend. Montague, Alturas, … Continue reading »

Heating Up Through the Holiday

WEATHER DISCUSSION Temperatures today were only a few degrees above average, opposed to the nearly 15 degrees above average we saw earlier this week.  The one exception was Douglas County, where clouds kept places like Roseburg in the 60′s for most of the day.  Tomorrow on the Fourth,  everyone will see the warming trend begin … Continue reading »

Flirting With Records

WEATHER DISCUSSION Although Medford didn’t set a record today, many locations in southern Oregon and northern California did see record setting heat.  It is important to remember that the “records” we saw today are considered unofficial until they confirmed by the National Weather Service.  Triple digit highs were not uncommon in the Rogue Valley or northern California, with … Continue reading »

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